|Real name||Owen LeFranc Beck|
|Nickname(s)||What The Heck|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Reach||78 in (198.1 cm)|
31 May 1976 |
|Wins by KO||20|
Beck had a 73-5 amateur record.
Known as Owen "What the Heck" Beck, Beck began his career in 1998 by winning his first 24 fights, but all against limited opposition the best being amateur star Derrell Dixon and undefeated Taurus Sykes. This streak and a contract with Don King set up a WBC & IBF Heavyweight Title Eliminator bout against heavyweight contender Monte Barrett in 2005, and Beck was TKO'd in the 9th.
Since the loss, Beck has lost to Ray Austin, but beat cruiser journeyman Darnell Wilson to set up a shot against the former WBA Heavyweight Title holder Nikolay Valuev. Valuev defeated Beck, dropping him twice and winning via TKO in the 3rd. After he fought Valuev he made a comeback and won the fight against Ricardo Arce via 2nd Round technical knockout and had another fight against Marvin Hunt and beat him via first round knockout.
He took a 19 month break from boxing before returning to the ring in June 2009.
He fought Andrew Greeley and won the match by split decision on 13 June 2009.
He fought Jermell Barnes on 21 August 2009 in a fight which he won by unanimous decision with the scores of 79-73, 77-75 and 80-72 all in favor of Beck. Also in late 2009 Owen enlisted a new trainer Clinton Barnes.
On 16 January 2010, Beck fought Manuel Charr and was TKO'ed in the tenth and final round with 16 seconds left on the clock.
On 16 April, Beck fought Tony Thompson in Memphis, Tennessee, and was knocked out at 2-minutes and 50-seconds of the 4th-round. Loss to Deontay Wilder on 23 June 2012
Professional boxing record
|29 Wins (20 knockouts, 9 decisions), 12 Losses (10 knockouts, 2 decisions) |
|Loss||36-7||Oleg Maskaev||TKO||3||30/12/2012||Sports Palace Quant, Troitsk, Moscow||Referee stopped the bout at 2:59 of the third round.|
|Loss||22-0||Deontay Wilder||RTD||3||23/06/2012||Killer Buzz Arena, Tuscaloosa, Alabama||Beck did not come out for the fourth round.|
|Loss||--||Sergey Rozhnov||UD||4||08/02/2012||Soviet Wings Sport Palace, Moscow||36-40, 36-40, 36-40.|
|Loss||7-0||Artur Szpilka||RTD||4||15/10/2011||Spodek, Katowice||Beck did not come out for the fourth round.|
|Loss||34-0||David "Nino" Rodriguez||KO||3||24/06/2011||Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas||WBC FECOMBOX Heavyweight Title. Beck knocked out at 2:02 of the third round.|
|Loss||31-1||Cedric Boswell||KO||9||07/12/2010||Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Hollywood, Florida||WBC Latino Heavyweight Title. Beck knocked out at 2:29 of the ninth round.|
|Loss||19-3-3||Alex Leapai||TKO||6||12/08/2010||Fankhauser Reserve, Southport, Queensland||Referee stopped the bout at 2:50 of the sixth round.|
|Loss||33-2||Tony "The Tiger" Thompson||TKO||4||16/04/2010||Omni New Daisy Theater, Memphis, Tennessee||Referee stopped the bout at 2:50 of the fourth round.|
|Loss||13-0||Manuel Charr||TKO||10||09/01/2010||Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt||Referee stopped the bout at 2:44 of the tenth round.|
|Win||18-21-2||Jermell Barnes||UD||8||21/08/2009||Horseshoe Hammond, Hammond, Indiana||80-72, 79-73, 77-75.|
|Win||14-27-2||Andrew Greeley||SD||8||13/06/2009||Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan||77-75, 78-74, 75-77.|
|Win||11-18||Marvin Hunt||TKO||1||08/11/2007||San Jose Fiesta, Nashville, Tennessee||Referee stopped the bout at 2:27 of the first round.|
|Win||12-17-2||Ricardo Arce||TKO||2||28/09/2007||Coliseo Olimpico de la UG, Guadalajara, Jalisco||Referee stopped the bout at 1:40 of the second round.|
|Loss||43-0||Nikolay Valuev||TKO||3||03/06/2006||TUI Arena, Hannover, Lower Saxony||WBA World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:44 of the third round.|
|Win||18-2-3||Darnell Wilson||UD||8||07/01/2006||Madison Square Garden, New York City||78-74, 78-74, 78-74.|
|Loss||22-3-3||Ray "Rainmain" Austin||SD||12||03/09/2005||Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio||WBC USNBC Heavyweight Title. 113-115, 111-117, 115-113.|
|Loss||30-3||Monte Barrett||TKO||9||05/02/2005||Savvis Center, Saint Louis, Missouri||IBF/WBC World Heavyweight Title Eliminators. Referee stopped the bout at 2:52 of the ninth round.|
|Win||43-16-2||Troy Weida||TKO||1||04/09/2004||Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada||Referee stopped the bout at 2:39 of the first round.|
|Win||6-8-1||Vernon Woodward||TKO||2||18/06/2004||Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette, Louisiana|
|Win||14-3||Byron Polley||TKO||1||15/05/2004||Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada||Referee stopped the bout at 2:43 of the first round.|
|Win||13-6-1||Daniel Frank Silva||TKO||3||01/05/2004||Jai Alai Fronton, Miami, Florida||Referee stopped the bout at 1:04 of the third round.|
|Win||11-3||Scott Conner||DQ||2||15/04/2004||Airport Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas||Conner disqualified at 2:57 of the second round.|
|Win||31-6||George Arias||UD||12||20/09/2003||Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut||WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Title. 117-111, 119-109, 118-110.|
|Win||8-10||Mike Middleton||TKO||1||04/01/2003||DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia|
|Win||23-12-1||Craig "C.T." Tomlinson||TKO||5||14/12/2002||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey||Referee stopped the bout at 2:20 of the fifth round.|
|Win||29-5||Rogerio Lobo||TKO||4||27/07/2002||Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada||Referee stopped the bout at 1:26 of the fourth round.|
|Win||11-5-1||Chavez Francisco||KO||1||30/03/2002||Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania||Francisco knocked out at 2:28 of the first round.|
|Win||10-15-1||Franklin Edmondson||TKO||5||25/10/2001||South Carolina|
|Win||15-65-1||Roy Bedwell||KO||2||09/09/2001||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Win||7-15||Ron Gullette||TKO||2||28/06/2001||The Plex, Charleston, South Carolina|
|Win||8-9-1||Sean Williams||TKO||2||24/05/2001||The Plex, Charleston, South Carolina|
|Win||6-10-1||Ramon Hayes||TKO||2||12/04/2001||Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, South Carolina|
|Win||6-19-1||David Edward Smith||TKO||2||10/03/2001||Virginia|
|Win||3-10||Ken H. Williams||TKO||2||17/02/2001||Radisson Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina|
|Win||12-0||Taurus Sykes||UD||6||07/10/2000||Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut|
|Win||11-89-1||Rocky Bentley||TKO||5||14/09/2000||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Win||5-54||James Holly||TKO||2||26/08/2000||Gallatin, Tennessee|
|Win||11-0||Derrell Dixon||UD||4||25/05/2000||Grand Casino, Tunica, Mississippi||40-36, 40-36.|
|Win||6-7-1||Lee Swaby||PTS||4||11/12/1999||Everton Park Sports Centre, Liverpool, Merseyside||39-38.|
|Win||3-3||Luke Simpkin||PTS||4||07/08/1999||Goresbrook Leisure Centre, Dagenham, Essex||39-38.|
|Win||9-23||Max Key||TKO||1||12/12/1998||Atlanta, Georgia|